WesMar Winery 2015 Balletto Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Perfumey bouquet displaying blueberries, rose petals and hints of chocolate. Flavors of blackberry jam lead, followed by more subtle supporting blueberries sprinkled with a dusting of chocolate. The white pepper essence always present in young Balletto bottlings is masquerading as nuanced allspice. This wine has a voluptuous mouthfeel, strength of fruit and engulfing body. 95 Points, Prince of Pinot Five Stars, Restaurant Wine Final Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Case Production: Only 150 cases produced Pair With: Duck or lamb Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold up to 7 years Alcohol by Volume: 13.9% This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The winery recommends letting it “rest” from shipping for one month before enjoying.

Price: $45.00

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Benovia Winery 2016 La Pommeraie Russian River Valley Chardonnay

The California Wine Club

***NEW VINTAGE*** Tasting Notes: Vivid aromas of citrus blossom, pineapple and green papaya. The vibrancy of aromas is matched by its opulent texture and layered flavors of candied orange rind and crème brûlée followed by a mineral laden finish. Indigenous yeast fermentation in French oak barrels and extended aging of 16 months on lees drives this wine’s exceptional complexity. Final Blend: 100% Chardonnay Case Production: Only 304 cases produced Pair With: Seared wild salmon, swordfish, scallops, shellfish, or citrus salad Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 6 years Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Wine club members might be familiar with this selection as we’ve featured the 2010 and 2015 vintages as well.

Price: $45.00

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Tonti Family Wines 2016 Artisan Series Russian River Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

The California Wine Club

Tasting Notes: Vivid violet color with aromas and flavors of chocolate, wax and berry pie crust. The medium-to-full body is satiny, tangy and fruity. The medium-long finish is tingling and delightful, with raspberry preserves, chocolate blueberries, peppery spice and cedar. Chewy, dusty tannins. A flavor-packed, velvet brick that is sure to please. Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 93 Points, Tastings. com Final Blend: 100% Zinfandel Case Production: Only 139 cases produced Pair With: Beef carpaccio with wild arugula salad, braised beef short ribs, or rosemary and pepper-crusted pork tenderloin Hold Time: Enjoy now or hold 10-12 years Alcohol by Volume: 15.9% Cheers to another unique wine club find!

Price: $56.00

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